I’m writing a blog after a very long time, as I kept procrastinating, but today I decided to write about something important and yes, it is a hot topic in the country right now.

In Pune, a 17-year-old boy was driving a Porsche while under the influence of alcohol. As I read in the news, he was speeding, and while speeding, his car hit a two-wheeler vehicle, resulting in the death of two young people who were techies. The incident came to light because the accused was granted bail just fifteen hours after the tragic accident that left two people dead. Possibly, this was due to the connections of his father, a well-known builder. After the uproar on social media, his bail was cancelled, and he was sent to a rehabilitation home. Now the police have arrested the family members of the accused on the charge of destruction of evidence.

When I put myself in the shoes of the victims’ families, one quote from Naruto comes to mind: “When a person dies, he disappears, along with his past, current lifestyle, and his future. Many people die in missions and wars. They die easily and in surprisingly simple ways. Hayate was one of them. Those who die have goals and dreams. But everyone has something as important as those. Parents, siblings, friends, lovers… people who are important to you. They trust and help each other. The bond between the people important to you ever since birth and the string that binds them becomes thicker and stronger as time goes by… It’s beyond reason. Those bound to you by that string will do that because it is important.”

The victims who died also had goals and dreams, and their dreams have gone along with them. While scrolling through Twitter, I randomly saw photos of the lifeless bodies of the victims lying on the road; they were not wearing helmets. They might or might not have survived even with a helmet on, but the fact that they probably didn’t, contributed to their deaths.

From the entire incident, I would like to see a free and fair trial without any external influences, as the accused comes from a powerful background, and the victims deserve justice. However, I am not comfortable with the media trial going on against the accused and his family. The media will get their TRP and move on soon, but in the end, the families of the victims, as well as the accused, will be the ones suffering the most. One family lost their child, and another’s child broke the law, resulting in the deaths of two innocent people.

On the roads, I always wear a helmet and seat belts in cars, as a close friend of mine once reminded me, “Are you immortal? If not, then why are you not wearing a helmet?” From that day onwards, I always try to wear a helmet, irrespective of the distance.

So if you are reading this blog, I would like to appeal: please don’t drink and drive. Always wear a helmet and seat belts, as your family is waiting for you at home.

If you want to read more about the incident:Underage drunk driver rams unregistered Porsche Taycan into 2-wheeler at high speed; 2 dead